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Organization ID Type Definitions


Organization ID Type:

An Organization ID Type (formerly known as Collaborative ID) is a previously assigned party or location identifier that can be associated to a GLN to add business value. In GS1 US Data Hub, Organization ID displays only if the GLN Type is Legal Entity or Function.

You can associate Organization ID Types to a GLN Type, providing a single source of truth for how a party or location is identified in a scenario.

Additionally, proprietary identifiers can be associated to a GLN to support a transition to standardized identification used throughout the open supply chain.


Definitions (listed alphabetically):

499 Filer ID: The FCC Form 499 Filer Database is an identification system for all interstate telecommunications carriers, all interconnected VoIP providers, and certain other providers of interstate telecommunications.  The Universal Service Fund helps communities across the country afford telecommunications and advanced services.

Activite Principale de l’Entreprise: When registering a company in France, the Insee (The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) will give you an APE code, sometimes also called the NAF code. This code only serves to identify which sector your activity is in.

Activite Principale Exercee (APE): The French industry code for the main activity of a company. Also referred to as NAF code.  Example: 01.47Z (Raising of poultry)

BEA Foreign Direct Investment Identification Number: The BEA foreign direct investment identification number is assigned to a new U.S. affiliate after their initial report has been accepted by the BEA. Filed by mail or facsimile, initial reports are due within 30 days of the end of the quarter in which the U.S. entity became foreign owned.

Bioland: The leading organic farmers' association in Germany for the economy of organic-based businesses without synthetic pesticides and synthetic chemical nitrogen fertilizer. The animals are kept humanely and processed food carefully. This provides an environmentally sound and sustainable food production. http://www.bioland.de.

Biological Farmers of Australia: Biological Farmers of Australia

Central Registration Depository (CRD) Numbers: Every stockbroker (“registered representative”) licensed to sell securities in the U.S. has a CRD number.

Commercial and Government Entity: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Commercial and Government Entity. A CAGE code is a five character alpha-numeric identifier assigned to entities located IN the United States and its territories

Company Identifier (CID): A company identification number, or CID, is given to a company when it is formed and the articles of organization or incorporation are approved by the U.S. Secretary of State. The CID is an important step when establishing a new company as it acts as a way to track important company information.

Company Registration Number: A company registration number is a unique combination of numbers and, in some cases, letters. The company registration number (also known as the company number, registration number or simply abbreviated to CRN) is used to identify your company and verify the fact that it is an entity registered with Companies House.

Demeter International: Demeter International Demeter-International e. V. is a non profit organization and its member organizations work together in the spirit of an international confederation with democratic principles. Membership requires a functioning Demeter certification program.

Demeter-Bund: The Demeter movement as an entrepreneurial network promotes the development of bio-dynamic economy, to secure the livelihoods of the world and to strengthen the positive people in his ministry. In cooperation contribute producers, processors, traders and consumers in partnership to shape the market.

Department of Defense Activity Address Code: Is a six-position code that uniquely identifies a Department of Defense unit, activity, or organization that has the authority to requisition, contract for, receive, have custody of, issue, or ship DoD assets, or fund/pay bills for materials and/or services.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Number: A DEA number (DEA Registration Number) is an identifier assigned to a health care provider (such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, optometrist, podiatrist, dentist, or veterinarian) by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration allowing them to write prescriptions for controlled substances.

DUNS: Data Universal Numbering System. It is a nine-digit numbering system which uniquely identifies an individual business. The DUNS number is a nine-digit number issued by Dun & Bradstreet assigned to each business location in the D&B database having a unique, separate, and distinct operation for the purpose of identifying them. A DUNS number is also a way in which separate corporate entities, having no official relationship, can be branded as one by sharing one DUNS number among the affiliated comp

DUNS+4: Refers to the DUNS number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, plus a 4-character suffix that is assigned by the vendor to establish additional Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database records for identifying alternative electronic funds transfer (EFT) accounts for the same vendor located at the same physical address. Dun and Bradstreet has no affiliation with the 4-character suffix.

Ecoland: Ecoland is a membership organisation whose members elect a governing Board which is responsible for the design and implementation of the organic certification system.

Economic Operator Identifier: A type of identifier in the format of the invariant set of ISO646:1991 used in accordance with the EU Implementing Regulation 2018/574 to identify an economic operator.

Economic Operators Registration and Identification Number: Businesses and people wishing to trade with the EU must, use the EORI number as an identification number in all customs procedures when exchanging information with Customs: 

EPA Identification Number: This number, issued either by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA ID Number), or by DTSC (California ID Number), identifies each handler of hazardous waste on hazardous waste manifests and other paperwork.

EU VAT Identification Number: An identifier used to identify companies for value added tax purposes in the European Union. Link: https://taxation-customs.ec.europa.eu/taxation-1/value-added-tax-vat_en

Ecovin: ECOVIN Federation Organic Viticulture Association: ECOVIN largest merger in 1985 as ecologically-working wine estates in Germany was founded. Approximately 220 member companies currently manage 1,600 hectares of vineyards in 11 German wine-growing areas.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): The U.S. Employer Identification Number, also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number or the Federal Tax Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification.

FCC Registration Number (FRN): An FRN, or FCC registration number, is a 10-digit number that is assigned to a business or individual registering with the FCC. ... The FCC will use the FRN to determine if all of a registrant's fees have been paid.

FDA: US FDA Food and Drug Agency

FDA Establishment Identifier (Facility FEI): An FDA Establishment Identification (FEI) number is a unique identifier issued by FDA to track inspections of the regulated establishment or facility. FEI numbers are also used to track GDUFA facility fee payments

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Certificate Number: The RTN number is commonly referred to as an ABA number and is found on the bottom of checks. FDIC Certificate The FDIC Certificate ID is a unique number assigned to each depository institution by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

FHFA ID Number: FHFA ID number is the number assigned to a member by FHFA and used by FHFA and the Banks to identify a particular member.

FMC License Number: The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is a USA federal agency. The FMC is responsible for regulating USA ocean transportation to and from the USA. To buy or sell sea freight services to or from the USA, a company must be licensed or registered with the FMC.

GAA: GAA is a diverse farming association for farmers, processors and traders inside.Focalpoint is Germany. GAA is a special design for the structure of the organic farming. Biokreis-The Biokreis is an association for organic farming. Currently more than 800 farms, 80 and 200 processors, consumers are members of Biokreis, committed to working together on more than 33,000 for organic and sustainable farming.

Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN): GIIN is an abbreviation of Global Intermediary Identification Number. The FATCA Registration System approves foreign financial institutions (FFI), financial institution (FI) branches, direct reporting non-financial foreign entities (NFFE), sponsoring entities, sponsored entities, and sponsored subsidiary branches.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Number & Schedule B Codes: The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, also referred to as the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated, is the primary resource for determining tariff classifications for goods imported into the United States.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Code: Three-letter geocode designating many airports and metropolitan areas around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements: The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is a grassroots and democratic organization that currently unites 750 member organizations in 116 countries.

International Fisheries Trade Permit (IFTP) Number: Required for the import, export, or re-export of fishery products subject to the NOAA Fisheries trade monitoring programs. The  consolidated permit facilitates the transition from paper-based trade documentation programs to the electronic reporting system (Automated Commercial Environment or ACE) operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

International Foundation for Organic Agriculture: International Foundation for Organic Agriculture

Kamer van Koophandel (KVK) number: When registering with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK, a business is listed in the Dutch Commercial Register or Handelsregister (HR) as it is called in the Netherlands. The businesses are then given a 8-digit KVK number. This number serves to prove an organisation is a registered business.

Labeler Identification code (LIC): The assigned LIC identifies the registered company, not an individual product or device; it can be used across multiple product lines.

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): Definition should be, "The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is a 20-character, alpha-numeric code based on the ISO 17442 standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It connects to key reference information that enables clear and unique identification of legal entities participating in financial transactions

Manufacturer ID: The United States Customs use the Manufacturer's Identification Number (MID) in the electronic data processing and monitoring of manufacturers. MID is an identifying reference number given to manufacturers that import products into the United States.

Manufacturer's Identification Code (MIC): Domestic boat manufacturers are required by U.S. federal law to obtain a unique Manufacturer's Identification Code (MIC). The same applies to domestic importers of foreign built vessels. This code must be incorporated as the first three characters of all hull identification numbers assigned to boats of their production.

National Provider Identifier (NPI): The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification Standard. The NPI is a unique identification number for covered health care providers. The NPI is a 10-position, intelligence-free numeric identifier (10-digit number).

Naturland: Naturland is active the world over in promoting organic agriculture. Its members are farmers who produce a wide range of valuable products: coffee from Mexico and Peru, olive oil from Greece, tea from the slopes of India's mountains, pineapple and other tropical fruit from Uganda, spices from Sri Lanka. Organic agriculture safeguards the existence of smallholders and helps with the sustainable management of what are often fragile ecosystems. On a global scale, over 50,000 Naturland farmers are cultivating an area of over 142,000 hectares.

Nomenclature des Activités Françaises: When registering a company in France, the Insee (The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) will give you an APE code, sometimes also called the NAF code. This code only serves to identify which sector your activity is in

Organisatie-identificatienummer (OIN number): The Organization Identification Number (OIN) is a unique number that Logiuscan assign to organizations in order to identify, authenticate and/or authorize themselves in digital messaging within and with the government.

Organization For Internal Use (1 through 10): Identification used for internal mapping purposes.

Phytosanitary registration number: Important for the export of fruit and vegetable & floriculture products to countries, outside the EU free trade zone

Quality Assurance International: Quality Assurance International. QAI is a leading USDA-accredited organic product certifying agency.

Registered Identification Number (RN): RN stands for Registered Identification Number. It is a number issued by the FTC to U.S. businesses that manufacture, import, distribute, or sell products covered by the Textile, Wool, and Fur Acts. Businesses can use this number on product labels instead of the company name.

Registre du commerce et des sociétés: The RCS (Registre du commerce et des sociétés), otherwise known as the Greffe, is the registry for the company accounts and by-laws of all companies in France.

Replication Server System Database ID (RSSD ID): The RSSD ID is a unique identifier assigned to financial institutions by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Service Provider and Billed Entity Identification Number (FCC Form 498 ID): A Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) is a unique nine-digit number assigned to service providers by USAC when an FCC Form 498 is filed. This number is also known as the service provider's 498 ID.

Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC): The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) is a unique two-to-four-letter code used to identify transportation companies. SCAC codes can be obtained from the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), located in Alexandria, VA.

Sudtirol Bioland: Bioland Association of South Tyrol The Association of South Tyrol is the largest organic association for organic farmers having to farmers in South Tyrol and the only active in association with a national association office Terlan.

Système d'identification du répertoire des entreprises: Identifies any agency that is a component of the company

Système d'identification du répertoire des établissements: The SIRET code or SIRET number is an INSEE code (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) which allows the geographic identification of any French establishment or business

Taxpayer Identification Number: The taxpayer identification number (TIN) is the unique identifier assigned to the Account Holder by the tax administration in the Account Holder’s jurisdiction of tax residence. It is a unique combination of letters and/or numbers used to identify an individual or entity for the purposes of administering the tax laws of that jurisdiction.  In some countries where the TIN is not used a national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally related functions.

U.S. Lab ID: CPSC-Accepted Testing Laboratories

U.S. Mine ID: All mines are required to apply for an MSHA mine identification number. An MSHA ID is required for each mine site and must be issued before any operations may begin. A mine ID may be requested by completing the online form or by contacting  U.S. district office.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): The SEC enforces the statutory requirement that public companies and other regulated companies submit quarterly and annual reports, as well as other periodic reports.

UK Food Standards Agency (FSA): UK Food Standards Agency

Unique Entity Identifier (UEI): Uniquely identify entities registered in the U.S. government  System for Award Management (SAM)

US Department of Agriculture: US Department of Agriculture

US Environmental Protection Agency: US Environmental Protection Agency

USDA Establishment Number: All containers of meat, poultry, and egg products must be labeled with a USDA mark of inspection and establishment (EST number), which is assigned to the plant where the product was produced.